Heart disease is the leading cause of death for American women and men, accounting for 1 in 4 deaths in the United States. Nearly half of Americans have at least one risk factor for heart disease, such as high blood pressure, obesity, physical inactivity, or an unhealthy diet. Risk also increases with age.
7 Simple Tips to Get an Accurate Blood Pressure Reading
It's easy to get skewed results if clinicians and patients aren't on the same page about how to take accurate blood pressure measurements.
infographic from the American Medical Association offers a simple way to help ensure the most accurate results.